M: From the internet, yes. Like we believe every word.
R: Like Abraham Lincoln said "Don't believe everything you read on the internet".
M: No, no, no, we believe every word. And according to some kind of website online, what makes people happy? So usually health and well-being. You can also mention like, oh, my well-being. So it's kind of like my happiness, my life, my well-being. Physical or mental. Having a sense of purpose, right? Living conditions, feeling safe and feeling in control. Also, being in nature makes people happy. Having a meaningful job. And the last point is having more money. Yeah? So you can mention some of these or all of these things, dear listener? Rory didn't mention, I think, anything.
R: I did not. But then of course, things like family and physical well-being, you know, well, maybe physical well-being is quite a high-level phrase. But family and purpose, they're all about intermediate level, to be honest with you. So if you're aiming for a higher band, then you probably want to go with a vocabulary I was using.
M: Yeah. Another synonym is I get a lot of enjoyment out of something or doing something, right? Or you can say like I derive, I take pleasure, I derive pleasure from something or I get a lot of enjoyment out of people who... Right? And you've used an idiom, Rory. A really nice idiom about waves. And I got a joke about waves as well.
R: Oh, wait, okay.
M: No, tell us about the idiom. Idiom time. Idiom!
R: To be on the same wavelength. That's just when you feel the sense of connection to people and you have things in common. Like you and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to the podcast, most of the time. Not about your jokes. Sorry, but we're gonna hear them anyway. Right?
M: What's the problem with my jokes?
R: We don't have enough time in the day. Tell the joke.
M: No, no, no, on the same wavelength. Wave is like a wave. Sea. Right? Wavelength. One word. To be on the same wavelength is an idiom. It's actually a C2. So the proficient level. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. It's like, whoa, we're flying high here. So, to think in a similar way, to understand each other, right? So I get a lot of enjoyment from people who I'm on the same wavelength. With?
M: As? Why did you use as? Why not just without?
R: Because it's a comparison. I suppose that's the difference between the two, like, I'm on the same wavelength as someone else. It's like saying I'm the same as someone. In the same way. I'm on the same wavelength with somebody. That's about the feeling of being together. But that's like a distinction that only something like language professors would have a discussion about. I don't see the difference between the two. I like people I'm on the same wavelength as or I'm on the same wavelength with. Because as isn't a preposition, is it?